George Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ director, dies at 77


George Romero, the filmmaker who made a cottage industry out of zombie films — and all but defined the genre from its inception — has died at his home, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 77.

Mr. Romero is often credited with pioneering the zombie genre thanks to his 1968 low-budget black-and-white classic “Night of the Living Dead,” in which a satellite returning to Earth unleashes radiation that reanimates the dead, turning them into cannibalistic, mindless beings trudging after their victims. Mr. Romero’s film pioneered several of the genre’s staples, including the slow-moving monsters grunting unintelligibly, chasing survivors into confined spaces and the use of impromptu weaponry to stop them.

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